East Canyon Trail

MODERATE 16 reviews

East Canyon Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
452 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

walking

views

wild flowers

snow

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21 days ago

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1 month ago

The grass along the very narrow trail is almost as high as my shoulders. There is also no shade, so it can be very hot. There is a large number of grasshoppers and bees as well. This hike should be categorized as easy, as it's not very steep.

2 months ago

This was a very quiet, peaceful hike. It was also quite easy, so I'm not sure why it is categorized as moderate.

The first 3/4 mile is along a service road and is in full sun. Bring lots of sunscreen and water if you plan to do this hike on a summer day!

When the trail goes off the road and into the grass, it is very pretty. Still not much shade, but there are 4-5 spots to take a break from the sun along the way. The grass was very high along most of the narrow trail, which made me concerned about snakes. But the only wildlife I saw was a chipmunk, squirrels, birds, butterflies, and a moose (!).

There is no clear end to this trail, it merges into the Sheep Trail without any markings. Overall, a very nice little hike.

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5 months ago

Beautiful in the spring, especially coming back down-canyon

7 months ago

One of my favorites. Saw my first moose here. Usually pretty peaceful. Great hike/ snowshoe to take visitors on that are not used to it.

11 months ago

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Really enjoyed this hike. Slight gentle incline on the way in started as a wide gravel path. When you see the end of the gravel path you need to stay left and go over the black pipe to the left (see picture). Lots to see along the way: animal tracks, ponds, streams, and a rusted bus. Loads of deer paths led off the main trail, for the more adventurous to explore.

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Sunday, October 11, 2015